Sports - Double Champion Farah Eases To Victory In Birmingham


Sleep-deprived double Olympic champion Mo Farah was almost caught napping during the two-mile race at a Diamond League meeting in Birmingham, England on Sunday before easing to victory to the delight of a sellout crowd.
There was relief for American sprinter Tyson Gay after he safely negotiated his first competitive 200 metres for two years and compatriot Carmelita Jeter beat Jamaica's Olympic 100 champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce for the second time in four days.
Britain's Farah, whose wife gave birth to twin girls on Friday, had to produce his trademark turn of speed on the final lap of the distance race when Italian Daniele Meucci suddenly attacked on the outside.

With a wicker replica of Farah in his celebratory 'Mobot' pose overlooking the track, the London Games 10,000 and 5,000 metres champion kicked and pulled away from the field on the home straight, sending the stadium wild, to win in eight minutes 27. 24 seconds. Meucci was second in 8:28.28.
"I love competing on British soil, it's what it is all about, getting the support from everyone and I just appreciate everyone being with me all the way," Farah told reporters.
"It hasn't been the easiest week because my wife gave birth to two little girls, so it hasn't been easy coming here and getting this out the way.
"What a year I've had, it will never happen again like this - two twins, two gold medals," added Farah who has said he will give one to each girl.

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